I’ve been trying to organize life here at A ‘lil HooHaa lately.
See, there’s a new blog a few of us have been working on. If all goes well, it will launch this upcoming Monday. It’s a niche blog, so it will stick to one topic. I will have more information on this probably this weekend. I just want to make sure we have everything in order before saying anything as we had hoped to have launched already, but some real-life things got in the way. Such is the life of a non-commercial blog.
With that in mind, I wanted to make sure I organized my personal blog a bit more so that I can do both with no issues, especially once I become gainfully employed again.
So, I have some things I’m working on here.
I’ll still be covering a lot of the same things I do now and I’m working on a few more in-depth journalistic style pieces. But I’m going to be working on a few more “fun” and “quick” things, so if I feel I need filler for a day, I have it.
This might include some of those wacky quizzes you see people fill out or challenges.
By challenges, I mean the ones that seem to pop up all over the place every day. They come in 7-day, 10-day and 30-day challenges. Some are even longer. Some shorter.
The idea is to do something for that amount of time each day.
For example, it could be a photo challenge. So for 30 days, they give you themes and you have to fill it. It can be about a movie. It can be about you. About friends. Family. Health. Whatever. There are so many of them.
Go check out this Tumblr page if you want some ideas. So many of them.
My plan won’t be to actually do the challenge as planned — I’m going to do them HooHaa style, baby! That means I’ll be doing full challenges in one blog post. Offline it might take me some time to do them, but when I bring it to you here, it will be in one post with all the answers.
I’m also going to be doing some fun things such as a joke/riddle of the week (most likely both) in one post. I’m going to bring back those “What’s going on this week” things. And I’m going to branch out to do some baseball card scans and such.
Again, I’m not changing anything else. If things are going on, I’ll do the normal thing. Heck, that might mean more than one post a day. But I want to have a few more fun things, too. Just to make it a little easier on me when needed.
I have a lot of cool thinks cooking here at A ‘lil HooHaa. It won’t be going anywhere. I just want to tweak a little.
Today is February 29.
I know, nothing special. Or is it?
Of course it is! It’s Leap Day! Sweet!
This fine day only happens once every four years (usually). There are rare times it doesn’t happen, but it’s all how the world works.
Anyway, so this is a great day.
See, first of all, 29 is my favorite number, so it’s sweet to see February get this day. Second, there’s always cool little things with this day.
Take FourSquare, for example. The social game is giving a special badge out today, so make sure you get it!
For you geocachers out there, you can get a special souvenir by finding a cache today!
There are many events, too. I was planning on heading out to one later, but it turns out Mother Nature is making this area a bit bad today with snow (during the winter? Who knew?), followed by sleet and freezing rain. Add all that together and a trip to Albany for a geocaching event doesn’t sound so fun.
So if you’re a cacher, hopefully you get the chance to find a cache or hit up an event!
For me, it’s an extra day in the year and is the reason behind me doing the 366 challenge.
I’m hoping to find something good to shoot. I already have taken a few photos, but maybe I can find some other things. I’m a little stuck, however, as I don’t want to leave town with this weather, so I’m kind of looking around here. Something will come along, I’m sure.
A quick add on here as I just saw the news that Davy Jones died at the age of 66 today.
I still remember (re-runs, anyway) the Monkees show. I really enjoyed it. I actually have a bunch of their music, too. I was always a fan of that group and Davy Jones was always fun to see in television shows and wherever else.
It’s a sad day for music. Though The Monkees were a made-for-TV group, they really went past that and became part of a culture and a time period. Remember, Marcia from the Brady Bunch really thought Davy was “dreamy” and “groovy.”
Davy Jones was heading into the Northeast sometime in May for a tour and I had actually debated going and seeing him. It’s a shame that chance will never come for me and for many others who probably would have loved to see him perform.
Here are a couple of YouTube videos:
The Monkees theme song:
Daydream Believer (probably my favorite Monkees song):
I have only been summoned for jury duty once in my life. I was stoked, too. Two days before, however, it got canceled and I was done. Since then, I’ve never been called back.
I always thought it would be something to serve on a jury. It’s a duty not to be taken lightly and it’s one people should embrace because they are being part of the judicial process.
Apparently, one dude thought he had an out.
See, turns out this maroon was serving his duty as a juror in an auto negligence case, according to the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla. The defendant, a young woman, must have caught the eye of this guy because he started to look around, apparently, for her.
And he found her on Facebook.
He ended up sending her a friend request on Facebook, which is obviously a no-no as jurors should not be contacting the people involved in the case. See, this guy apparently thought the gal looked familiar and with more than 1,300 Facebook pals, he wasn’t sure if she was a friend or not. When he found her on Facebook (via his phone), he claims he tried to press the “mutual friends” button, but actually hit the “friend request” button, according to the newspaper report.
That’s not good, right?
Though he said he knew the request would be sent to the defendant, he didn’t say anything during the jury selection. And, he ended up on the seven-member jury.
The guy, whose last name is Jock, said he hoped she’d forget about it and thought it wasn’t that big of a deal because it was a mistake.
The defendant obviously saw the request, told here lawyer, who told the judge. That got this guy removed from the jury.
Oh, but the story doesn’t end there.
This Einstein then bragged about getting dismissed to his legion of pals on Facebook.
Score … I got dismissed!! apparently they frown upon sending a friend request to the defendant … haha.
The end result?
Three days in the lock up on a criminal contempt of court misdemeanor. The newspaper reported he was handcuffed and taken out of the courtroom as his girlfriend cried.
Said the judge, after a two-hour hearing:
I cannot think of a more insidious threat to the erosion of democracy than citizens who do not care.
Fully agreed there.
A bit of advice to future people on a jury — take it serious. You are doing a part that in an important process in our country. It’s not a joke and shouldn’t be taken as such.
I’m shocked at the amount of people looking to meet me recently.
It’s like I’m a celebrity.
I’m not sure how to react to all of this, so I’m taking my time sifting through all the e-mails and such. See, it seems like there are people from all over the world who want to meet me. Want to see a couple of these awesome e-mails?
!There are many good moments in a life…You certainly will be happy. Let’s meet?
write to me please.
We’ll have to get rid of Alesia. I don’t like bad grammar and not capitalizing things. I could send an autograph, I imagine, if that’s what she would like.
Being with a man, makes me feel happiness.
Waiting on your turn.
I wonder if this is the same person and changing the spelling of her name? Sheesh! But waiting on my turn? Are we playing a board game or something? I’ll communicate — lose my e-mail address!
Salute! I’m Lesechka. I’m 22.I saw your photos in brother’s account and decided write to you.
Some time ago I break with my boyfriend and now I am single. So if you want to chat with me please… write me something interesting about you.
OK, I got it.
I don’t know you. You didn’t see me in your brother’s account. You’re a Spam Bot. Go away.
Sometimes, however, you just have to e-mail these people back. For kicks. Something has to return, right? I mean they are all looking for love and romance, after all.
Here’s an exchange I had with one person.
The initial letter:
So I’m happy that I have meet with reliable man.
My name is Irina, doing gymnastics since childhood and I love swimming.
I’m blonde with blue eyes.
Hope get more information about you.
I liked your snapshot, and I wanna meet you.
Hope read you soon
Sounds like Irina is quite the keeper, eh? Not sure where she saw my snapshot, though. So, I was curious. Let’s see if she knows me. (Note that this e-mail is for an account I have set up for junk mail signups and all, so it has no personal stuff at all).
I bet you can get into some great positions with that gymnastics background, huh?
Let’s get it on!
Where did you see my snapshot though? I don’t put that online. You stalking me?
I figured that response would get her attention, eh? Internet love with some chick overseas… I’m in!
I recently registered on the website (clipped… looked like a site heading to Russia), and uploaded my photo. Write me PM, cuz I hate email.
If you are interested, you can see my pictures.
compose me your minds.
That was the end of that chat. It’s unfortunate, too. It had such a good beginning. I’ll have to compose her my mind one day to see if she eventually found happiness in this cruel world.
Time for a riddle.
I will post the answer to this in the comments later tonight sometime. But until I do, feel free to answer away in the comments section.
A black dog stands in the middle of an intersection in a town painted black.
None of the street lights are working because of a power failure cause by a recent storm.
A car with two broken headlights drives toward the dog but turns in time to avoid hitting the pooch.
How could the drive have seen the dog to turn away in time?
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